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APRIL 2, 2010: AN OLDER DOG, AN OLDER CAR AND OLDER TWINS…A YEAR LATER

  A few years ago, we came up with a great You Tube idea.   We wanted to shoot a You Tube video with a big old mutt behind...

April 2, 2010 View more...
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WHAT IF THESE FAMOUS PEOPLE TANGLED IN A UFC FIGHT? WHO WOULD WIN?

Ultimate fighting is a relatively new sport that combines several fight styles into a fast and furious bloodbath. We wondered what would happen if celebrities were thrown into the...

March 26, 2010 View more...
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A FEW THINGS WE DIDN’T DO TEN YEARS AGO…THEY DIDN’T EXIST

We didn’t facebook ten years ago. Facebook wasn’t even a verb ten years ago. I’m not even sure Facebook was a noun ten years ago, but look at it...

March 24, 2010 View more...
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ST. PADDY’S 2010 AFTERMATH:WHY IRISH GUYS HAVE THE WORLD’S BEST SENSE OF HUMOR

Over the years I’ve participated in some of the most tumultuous St. Paddy’s celebrations on the face of the planet-the kind that put you on the very brink of...

March 22, 2010 View more...
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SIX THINGS THAT WAITRESSES REALLY HATE…LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES

One of the toughest jobs around is a waitress job. The job puts women on the frontlines of society, and sometimes the view is not that great. Most waitresses...

March 21, 2010 View more...
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MARCH 20, 2010: “HE’S GOING TO LEAN ON YOUR CAR”-NIGHTMARES FROM THE FRONTLINES OF CAR SHOWS

  There’s a TV ad from a prominent collector car insurance company that shows a giant-sized guy at a car show.   This humanoid mega-monster comes complete with a...

March 20, 2010 View more...
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FROM BLUE-EYED SOUL TO BIG STAR TO ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN

Alex Chilton was not exactly a household name, despite a lengthy musical career that ranged from pop stardom to critically acclaimed obscurity. His fame came in the 60s group...

March 18, 2010 View more...
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WHAT’S UP WITH YOGI BEAR AND BOO BOO?.. AND OTHER CARTOON MYSTERIES

I never questioned cartoons when I was a kid. Animals that talked and behaved like people were a part of the game and I just accepted the situation. Ours...

March 18, 2010 View more...
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WHEN CHEAP SHOTS AND JERKS GET OUT OF HAND IN SPORTS

Every sport has ample opportunity for classless behavior. Most athletes will pass up a chance for cheap shots, but some athletes are not as classy. Here are a couple...

March 17, 2010 View more...
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SPERM DONORS WANTED:SPORTS FANS IN MANCHESTER RECRUITED FOR PARENT GAME

It seems that men in the Greater Manchester (England) region are being actively pursued for their fertility. The drive for more pinch-hitters in the fatherhood game has been expanded...

March 16, 2010 View more...

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FEBRUARY 12, 2018: SRT (STREET ROD TECHNOLOGIES)—THE FUTURE OF THE CAR HOBBY

  The future of the car hobby is one of the most frequent conversations I have at car shows.   The demographics and vehicles are older so the question...

February 12, 2018 View more...
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NOVEMBER 9, 2011: WE BID A FOND FAREWELL TO THE 2011 CAR SHOW SEASON

  One of the many drawbacks to a four- season climate is the end of the car season.   We live in a region where Santa Claus is the...

November 9, 2011 View more...

NOVEMBER 3, 2010:1977 INTERNATIONAL SCOUT TRAVELLER II HAS AN UNUSUAL OWNER

  Helen Mclean’s 1977 International Scout Traveler is an unusual guest at any show and shine.   There are not many of these unique vehicles left on the road....

November 3, 2010 View more...
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NOVEMBER 25, 2009: LITTLE DEUCE COUPE-AMERICAN GRAFFITI TRIBUTE CAR SIGNED BY MILNER

  Most car guys loved the movie “American Graffiti”.   ‘Herb Scheit liked it so much that he decided to own a John Milner tribute car, complete with the...

November 25, 2009 View more...

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MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR OCTOBER 2018 ROAD WARRIORS—A COUNTRY-WIDE LOOK

  MyStarCollectorCar Road Warriors can be found on any street or highway across diverse regions.   For example, this Camaro was on a street in Quebec.     This...

October 19, 2018 View more...

JULY 2018 ROAD WARRIORS—THIS IS WHY SUMMER IS ACTUALLY A COOL SEASON

  Winter is the enemy of classic iron but summer is its best friend.   That’s why you’ll see cars like this shoebox Ford in the summer months because...

July 13, 2018 View more...

MSCC MARKET REPORT 2018

  MSCC MARKET REPORT 2018   Welcome to the MyStarCollectorCar Market Report.   This will be a regional look at prices for collector vehicles based on actual sales so...

August 3, 2017 View more...

MSCC Products and Services Showcase

These are all great businesses and they support MyStarCollector Car through their advertising  so we can continue to bring you our  insight into the old car hobby 365 days...

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BAD GAS AND OLD CARS: THE NEW REALITY

  There was a time when gasoline had a completely different effect on the internal combustion engine.   Gas formerly contained a lead additive and plenty of high octane choices for engines that were built during a bygone automotive era.     Car engines from the past ran leaded fuel through a carburetor system that See More

SECOND GENERATION CAR GUY: DAVE WEIDNER PICKS FIVE OF HIS FAVORITE RIDES

  Dave Weidner is known as a dedicated car guy in his circles who (along with his brother Robert) followed in father Lou’s footsteps when it came to vintage vehicles from a bygone era.   The Weidner family also built their business around the automotive world and own Weidner Motors, one of Central Alberta’s most See More

THE BALLAD OF THELMA PART THREE—TEST DRIVING THE 400 CHRYSLER LEAN BURN AFTER THE EFI RETROFIT

  After reinstalling the collector and the gas tank and connecting the pump to the gas tank, I was left with very little to finish up so I was able to wire up the rest of the harness and run the return fuel line to the tank. The harness was pretty simple: you pull power See More

THE BALLAD OF THELMA PART TWO—THE EFI INSTALLATION ON THE CHRYSLER 400 LEAN BURN

  I’m not good at writing tech articles and I think the reason is twofold : (1) I’ve never found the tech articles I read very interesting and (2) I’ve never owned a typical car found in a tech article – i.e Chevy.   That’s probably the reason why I haven’t written a part two See More

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GET COACHED ON THAT CAR PROJECT—REYNOLDS-ALBERTA MUSEUM VEHICLE RESTORATION WORKSHOPS

  Restoration projects are not easy.   In fact, a full restoration can be the most complex and difficult job you’ll ever take on but the pain is definitely...

September 3, 2018 View more...

NOVEMBER 1-4 2018 PALM SPRINGS CALIFORNIA CARS STARS ROCK N ROLL Collector Car Auction

    NOVEMBER 1-4 2018 PALM SPRINGS CALIFORNIA CARS STARS ROCK N ROLL Collector Car Auction 11th Annual Red Deer Fall Finale Classic Sept 7 to 9, 2018 COLLECTOR...

May 31, 2018 View more...

BIG RIGS—A HOT NEW TREND IN THE HOBBY

  Big rigs were never a glamorous form of transportation because they were built for work not recreation but these big machines still have a huge army of fans....

February 17, 2018 View more...

FEBRUARY 12, 2018: SRT (STREET ROD TECHNOLOGIES)—THE FUTURE OF THE CAR HOBBY

  The future of the car hobby is one of the most frequent conversations I have at car shows.   The demographics and vehicles are older so the question...

February 12, 2018 View more...

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ST ALBERT’S ROCK’N AUGUST: THE RAIN, THE PARK, AND A BRADY BUNCH CAR-PLUS A MOPAR FEST

  MyStarCollectorCar was on the road to St Albert, Alberta this past weekend for their annual Rock’n August car show held on the grass in their famous park system....

August 11, 2018
JULY 28, 2018 19th ANNUAL MICHENER ALLEN CLASSIC AND COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION

FEATURE CAR—THIS MONSTER ’69 CHARGER       The 2nd Generation Chargers are widely seen as one of the most iconic muscle cars ever built. They looked fast from...

June 19, 2017
NOVEMBER 1-4, 2018 PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA EG AUCTIONS CARS STARS ROCK N ROLL Collector Car Auction

    NOVEMBER 1-4 2018 PALM SPRINGS CALIFORNIA CARS STARS ROCK N ROLL Collector Car Auction SATURDAY FEATURE LOT 162     1969 CAMARO RS SS 396 – 375HP...

April 21, 2017
OCTOBER 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR

  OCT 4: RED DEER, AB Thursday Cruise Night Weekly Show and Shine ***Note this show is back in the North Parking Lot at Parkland Mall.   OCT 6:...

September 30, 2015

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